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Living Light 2020 -online edition-

Breaking news: Living Light will be back in 2020!

Living light is a biennial interdisciplinary conference focusing on light-matter interactions in living organisms. Following the success of the 2016 and 2018 editions, the next Living Light will happen online on July 20-22,  2020.

As this is a first for everyone, this edition will be particularly exciting as it is linked and fully backed up as a Faraday Discussion, probably one of the oldest conference series in the worlds that is hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry. In the style of this meeting series, the meeting presentations are based on previously submitted (and peer-reviewed) manuscripts, and the accepted articles will be circulated to all participants a few weeks prior to the meeting. The actual meeting then has a series of shorter talks (and poster presentations!) that will be following by a discussion and debate, that will also be published later on.

We are excited that the Living Light this year can be coupled to this meeting series and we invite everyone with an interest in light in living organisms to participate. The conference topics covers (without being limited to):

Biological photonic structures

Optics of natural materials

Development and evolution of structural colouration in nature

Bio-inspired optics

The role of structure: order and disorder

The role of composition: natural materials and synthetic composites

Ecology and biochemistry of structural colour in nature

We already have an exciting line-up of speakers and the submission for new manuscript is now open until June 1st, 2020. We hope to get some great contributions to make this Faraday Discussion truly a living light.

Stay healthy.

More details can be found on the RSC Homepage related to this event:

https://www.rsc.org/events/detail/37131/biological-and-bio-inspired-optics-faraday-discussion-living-light-edition

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